Film Reviews

Apostasy (2017)

Starring: Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms Director: Daniel Kokotajlo A portrait of a religious family in crisis, Ivanna (Finneran) and her teenage daughters Luisa (Parkinson) and Alex (Wright) are Jehovah's Witnesses in the UK. When Luisa, studying at university, transgresses religious law, her family is forced to shun her. While Ivanna seems… Continue reading Apostasy (2017)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Diane Wiest, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Woody Allen, Daniel Stern Director: Woody Allen From Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, over two years, a woman's current husband falls in love with one of her sisters, while her ex husband falls for her other sister. Of course, as in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

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Hereditary (2018)

Starring:┬áToni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Director: Ari Aster When her mother dies, Annie (Collette) is still struggling with her past and their complicated relationship. As things start to unravel and go wrong in her family life, Annie will discover that there's a dark secret at the heart of her family. I don't… Continue reading Hereditary (2018)

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Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

I love doing podcast appearances and working with Damien Riley is always really fun. This time we thought we would watch and talk about Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about a mother and daughter who were the black sheeps of Jackie Kennedy's family, and who lived in poverty in their crumbling East Hamptons mansion called… Continue reading Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

Film Reviews

Preview: The Secret Of Marrowbone (2017)

Starring: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg Director: Sergio G Sanchez When four siblings return home to America in the 60's with their ailing mother, they try to leave the past behind them. But following their mother's death, Jack, the eldest, has promised to wait to report her demise til his… Continue reading Preview: The Secret Of Marrowbone (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Angel Face (1953)

Starring: Jean Simmons, Robert Mitchum, Mona Freeman Director: Otto Preminger Frank Jessup (Mitchum) bites off more than he can chew when he meets the beautiful and wealthy Diane Tremayne (Simmons). Charmed by her innocent face, he's convinced to work as her families chauffeur, with the deal being that she'll arrange an investment for him so… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Angel Face (1953)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Starring: Susan Lanier, Robert Huston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace-Stone Director: Wes Craven An average suburban family, the Carters, are heading up to California when they take a wrong turn trying to find a silver mine that they recently inherited. Though warned by a shady gas station owner about the area and where they're headed, their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley Director: King Vidor Based on a well known novel that was already made into a silent film in 1925, this version of Stella Dallas is powerful and dramatic without ever being overly sentimental or emotional. It's the story of a working class woman (Stanwyck) who marries a man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

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1922 (2017)

Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Neal McDonough Director: Zak Hilditch Based on a novella by Stephen King, 1922 is the story of a farmer whose wife has brought a large parcel of land into the marriage, but which she wishes to sell. Since he can't stop her, he plots to kill her instead,… Continue reading 1922 (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid Director: Frank Perry Joan Crawford was a huge star, starting in the 1930's and managing to have a respected career for decades, garnering Oscars and huge salaries. She was the queen of Hollywood. But in 1978, her adopted daughter Christina published a book called Mommie Dearest, which exposed the horror… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)